Nail Yakupov is just as cool as we remember him

The Colorado Avalanche are in town tonight and that only means one thing to me. Nail Yakupov is returning to his second home, YakCity. Whenever Colorado plays in Edmonton we tend to get pretty nostalgic. Yakupov to this day is till one of the coolest players to ever play on the Edmonton Oilers, and I…


GDB 50.0: Building a Career (7pm MST, SNW)

The Edmonton Oilers have 33 games remaining. They are 12 points out of the playoffs. Playoff hockey seems unlikely, again, but there is still a lot on the line for management, coaches and players within the Oilers organization. “They should tank,” is a refrain no one should utter. Losers tank, and if an organization encourages…


Who’s up next? Part 1 – Blueliners

We absolutely love Cam Talbot’s optimism when he says the Oilers are going to make the playoffs. But, unfortunately, the rest of us have to trudge through something called ‘the real world’ on a day-to-day basis, and in that dreary, dark place, there will likely be no postseason dance in Edmonton this spring.


Laurent Brossoit recalled from Bakersfield

With Cam Talbot suffering from an illness, the Oilers have recalled goaltender Laurent Brossoit from AHL Bakersfield. It appears he’ll dress as Al Montoya’s backup tonight when the Oilers play the Colorado Avalanche.


Game Day Quick Hits: Oilers vs. Avalanche

The Oilers are finally back in action after a three-day All-Star break followed by three practices. They had an odd schedule in January, playing only three games between January 14th to 31st, but they should be well rested when they face the Colorado Avalanche tonight. The Avalanche will likely be without their leading scorer, Nathan…